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Inscription surrounded by floral border: Saxifraga lingulata Bell.: PD.11-1980.f.37

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Titles

Inscription surrounded by floral border: Saxifraga lingulata Bell.

Maker(s)

Draughtsman: Bicknell, Clarence

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1980) by Bicknell, Peter

Dating

Production date: AD 1914

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Watercolour
Graphite

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Leaf Height 278 mm Width 190 mm

Techniques used in production

Handwriting : Watercolour and graphite on paper
Watercolour

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: A great contrast to the / exponent of the latest novelty / were the two labourers who now / appeared. Their business was quar- / riing the rocks, and the first said / "It's not with axe and hammer, / It's not by blows & Knocks, / But it's by perseverance / That we break up the rocks. With aid of frost and raindrops / By our unceasing toil / We break the rock to pieces / And make for all fresh soil." / "Yes, you see", said Mr. Sage / one is bending down to / break up the rock below, and one stands upright to work / at that above. It mus be slow / and hard work indeed, and we / ought all to be very grateful. I / hope they are / well paid."
  • Location: Recto
  • Method of creation: Watercolour
  • Text: Saxifraga / Aizoon Jacq.
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Watercolour

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.11-1980.f.37
Primary reference Number: 43802
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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